‘Ghostbusters 3′ To Begin Production In May 2011?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:46 am,

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New information concerning the progress of the perennially delayed, we’re-tired-of-making-jokes-about-it sequel, Ghostbusters 3, has emerged – and this time, it comes from someone other than Dan Aykroyd :-P.

Production Weekly has tweeted that Sony Pictures is planning to put the third Ghostbusters flick into production by May 2011, though we recommend you take this claim with a HUGE dose of salt since we’ve heard rumors of this ilk in connection to the supernatural comedy threequel for years now.

Could Ghostbusters 3 actually be on its way this time? Bill Murray donned a proton pack and appeared in character as Peter Venkman at the 2010 Scream Awards, which could mean the actor is at last onboard for the project (or that he’s just humoring us some more). Aykroyd talked about Ghostbusters 3 recently and indicated that he is rewriting the most recent draft of the screenplay – though we heard soon afterwards that this was not the case and that Sony was waiting for Murray to approve the script so that pre-production could get going in 2011, with a 2012 release date in mind.

The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnisky are responsible for the Ghostbusters 3 screenplay in its current form, but their involvement in last year’s poorly-received comedy, Year One – which was helmed by Egon Spengler (a.k.a. Harold Ramis) himself – is reason enough to be concerned about the potential quality of the third Ghostbusters.

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Moviegoers are still interested in seeing another Ghostbusters movie – even if it does involve the long-rumored storyline in which the old crew (Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, and Ernie Hudson) end up “passing the torch” to a new generation of wise-cracking ghoul catchers for future installments. Sony is certainly aware of the fact that Ghostbusters 3 has the potential to do solid business at the box office and will push hard for the project to actually happen this time around.

The original Ghostbusters is a classic and still ranks amongst the most ridiculously fun “horror” films ever made. Ghostbusters 2 was less critically and financially successful than its predecessor, but not so much that it killed the franchise. If Ghostbusters 3 does actually happen, will it obey the law of diminishing returns or rejuvenate the now 26 year-old franchise?

We’ll keep you updated on what happens with this: follow us on Twitter for the latest – @screenrant

Source: Production Weekly

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  1. Please, God almighty let this be true. We need the Ghostbusters to return.

    • Yes. But only if it´s written by Ramis and Akroyd.

  2. I’m still betting Murray was just messing with the fans. And for that, I love him

    • Yea. That was just classic Murray right there.

  3. I’d be on board for a 3rd movie, but if they go with the storyline of passing the torch they’d better get the right cast for it. NO SETH ROGEN OR JACK BLACK!!!

  4. Its not going to happen. Although I think it was really cool to see Bill Murray donning his ghostbusters gear, it showed how ridiculous he looked in it (and I think that may have been a point Murray was trying to convey). And I don’t think Akroyd or Ramis are going to look much better. The’re just too old and out of shape. Ernie Hudson would probaly be the only one that could still pull it off. I know its supposed to be a comedy first and foremost but still.

    • That is why they are passing the torch.

      • Agreed but have you seen Ramis or Aykroyd lately? The “passing of the torch” would work if it looked like they we’re still capable of Ghostbusting. They look like they’ve been retired for a while therefore making the passing of anything a moot point.

        I so hate to be negative about this but GB2 wasn’t that great but over the years we’ve accepted it. Also the videogame was written by Aykroyd, and Ramis and you’d think with a limitless digital playground they’d come up with a fantastic story…sadly it wasn’t great either, retreaded in fact.

        So I’m not saying older actors can’t reprise the roles of yesteryear Die Hard 4 and Rambo 4 beat the odds but then Rocky 6 was still a stretch), but if Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was any indicator…GB3, to me, seems an ill-fated venture. I’m as nostalgic as the next guy but somethings are better left alone.

  5. Of all the unnecessary sequels coming out, this is #1 on my list. But I won’t say anything bad about it just yet (seeing as I haven’t seen this movie)

  6. Okay has anyone played the PS3 GB game yet? *spoiler alert* during the end credits of the game, the guys are talking to the new recruit and asking him if he’d want to start a branch of Ghostbusters in say either Chicago or LA perhaps. So then it would make perfect since that they wouls “pass the tourch” to a new bunch of busters. Put that in your trap and bust it! Sorry, couldn’t help it.

  7. If they pass the torch. I will be passing by going to see another movie.

  8. This is True Facts from A Sony Rep because a Sony Rep Confirmed that the GB3 Script has been approved that was in Oct. 2010 then they said wait for more news in Nov. 2010 and this is True! Sony Confirmed that Production will began Next May 2011 because Dan Aykroyd said that the GB3 Script is Very Very Good and said that Bill was Lying saying that he didn’t like it because Bill Loves the GB3 Script and Dan Confirmed that Bill has a Comic Role of a Lifetime! GB3 is Finally Happening with all 4 Original GB’s Training a new Team to help them out! It’s set for a Christmas Day release in 2012!!! Talk about a Wonderful GB3 Christmas Present for all Ghostbusters Fans in 2012!!!

  9. Please lord, let’s not have another “Blues Brothers 2000″ on our hands!!

  10. If they “pass the torch”, then I am not going to see this. No one wants to see a new generation of Ghostbusters, they want the old guys. If Harrison Ford can do it so can they.